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Leon Earl Draiss, Jr.

Leon Earl Draiss, Jr., 73, of Elyria, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014, at his residence with his family by his side. Leon was born November 11, 1940 in Cleveland.

He was a United States Army veteran. Leon worked as a quality assurance analyst for the Department of Defense for 28 years, until his retirement. He was a member of American Legion Post #12, and First Mate for Parker Charter Service. Leon enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and he was a good papa.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Barbara (nee Scerba); daughters, Kim (Dwayne) Herbert of Elyria, Barbara (Anthony) Smith of Huron, Kristie (Sean) Reed of Elyria; sisters, Doreen Graf of Clearwater, Florida, Sandra (Roy) Nielsen of Elyria; grandchildren, Brandee, Darlene, Stephanie, Gregory, Drew, Brent; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, and Peyton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon, Sr. and Jean (nee Zedaker).

Family will receive friends 1 until 4 P.M., Sunday, February 23, 2014, at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626, where funeral services will be held 11 A.M., Monday, February 24, 2014. Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post #1079. Pastor Todd Nye, of Southwest Community Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be private.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com

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